Category Archives: Cultural History

Ken Burns Defends the Humanities

Historical filmmaker Ken Burns delivered the Jefferson Lecture at the National Endowment for the Humanities on 9 May 2016. Inside Higher Ed reports that “Ken Burns, the documentary maker who brought the Civil War, the histories of baseball and jazz, … Continue reading

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Cervantes and Shakespeare Symposium

The Newberry Library is hosting a symposium on “Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation” on Thursday, April 14 – Friday, April 15, 2016. The Newberry Library announcement reads: A Joint Cervantes/Early Modern Studies Symposium “Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation” … Continue reading

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Penis Politics and Gender History

My friend and colleague, Rachel Hope Cleves, has written a commentary on the history of penis politics in the American presidential politics. This piece responds to the recent allusions to Donald Trump’s phallus in the United States presidential primaries by … Continue reading

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Italian Paleography Seminar

2016 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Newberry Library Application deadline: March 1 The Newberry Library is offering a Summer Institute in Italian Paleography on Monday, June 27-Friday, July 15, 2016. The summer institute will be directed by … Continue reading

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Femmes à la cour de France

I will be participating in a conference on Femmes à la cour de France, hosted by Cour de France and the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris, this week. I will be presenting a paper on “‘Je ne vis jamais cette … Continue reading

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Roger Chartier Lecture at DHIP

Roger Chartier (EHESS) presented a lecture yesterday on “Traduire l’intraduisible. L’homme de cour chez Baltasar Gracián, Amelot de la Houssaie et Norbert Elias,” at the Institut Historique Allemand de Paris (DHIP). The lecture explored translations and appropriations of Baltasar Gracián’s … Continue reading

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Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is offering a Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period, which will be held on Saturday, 11 April from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Newberry Library website provides an announcement: “This … Continue reading

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